Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sending Balloons to Heaven!!

July 27th we celebrate the day my Mom went to heaven. We have begun the tradition of sending notes to her on balloons. The kids really like this. Jane pulled out a bunch of pictures of Grandma. She drew a red tulip on her card because that was Grandma's favorite. Aly wanted us to write: "I Lub Lou Grama Kaffy". Tobe signed his name (grandma would be so proud).









It is important to me that my kids know my mom. She loved them. She was good to them. She was such a good person and a good example. I wish they had her example to follow as they grow up and make decisions. It is up to me to teach them.

Love You and Miss You!!!

13 comments:

Logan and Ashley said...

Of all the traditions I have heard of to celebrate some ones life, this is my favorite! I love that you do this. What a sweet memory for you and your kids to have!! Love you and are thinking of you! :)

Indiana Smith Family said...

Those are great pictures Amanda. That is a wonderful tradition. You are a great mom!

jenn said...

:-( Missing her more and more every day.

Debbie said...

That will be a great way to celebrate her wonderful life every year. We miss her!

Dawn said...

It is hard to "celebrate" a day that was so hard. Still missing her. (We missed you yesterday.)

kami @ no biggie said...

I love that you celebrate on that date. What a great tradition. I bet you would have loved to have been with your sisters too.

Lee said...

I love the pictures. I am glad you send messages to your Mom, what a great thing for your kids. Miss ya!

Becky, yep said...

Such a sweet post!


I too love and miss you Kath! You'll always be the queen of Europe!

Staci said...

That is such a sweet thing to do! I am sure you are a great example to your cute kids!

jeanne said...

This is such a sweet way to remember your mom and for those wonderful children to know grandma. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures and thoughts with all of us! Love you and miss all of you!

Brooke said...

What a sweet tradition. We do the same thing. I think it gives the kids a real connection to grandma. It's hard. I hope you and your family are hanging in there. I've been thinking of you all.

Tara said...

So I'm just getting caught up, but I wanted to say that I love you and I'm sure your mom is so proud of you and what an awesome mom you are. You are doing a great job.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I love the picture of them looking up. So awesome. What a special tradition you've created with your kids to honor your mom. :)